Derik Osede Prieto born to a Nigerian Father and a Spanish mother is opened to Playing for Nigeria after making his interest known on his desire to represent the Super Eagles.

Derik Osende prieto once showed his love for Nigeria in an interview with BBC where he stated that he had a Nigerian blood but isn't sure if people are aware that he's actually a Nigerian. He further stated that he follows events in Nigeria even though he has not been to the country. 

The Benin born Centre back stated that he has made his desire to feature for Nigeria and his Decision was never influenced by his father.

“Even if it’s difficult for some people to understand, I have made my decision [to represent Nigeria] and am going to stick to it."

“With that in mind I want to be a part of that group. I do not need favours from anyone, I only need an opportunity. “I eat Nigeria’s wheat meal, listen to Nigerian music and play as Taribo West [former Nigeria central defender] on video games online.

“My father has not influenced my decision in any way. I respect him and adore his outlook on life but it’s my personal desire to play for Nigeria. “When you look around Europe there are several Nigerian players playing at the top level and the future looks bright for the team."
“If I get a chance with Nigeria, I believe my versatility as a player will make me stand out."

The 27 years old former Real Madrid B player who currently plays for Spanish second Division side, Numancia has represented Spain in at the Youth level but is still eligible to play for Nigeria.